Cybersecurity and Preventing Vishing Scams

London Business Hub is providing advice and information to help businesses and the self-employed work safely during COVID-19. This week, we provide advice and tips on spotting vishing scams and phishing emails.

Vishing scams

Vishing is a phone scam designed to get you to share personal or sensitive information, such as financial details and passwords. Vishing scams involve making telephone calls or leaving voicemail messages that pretend to be from reputable organisations.  The Metropolitan Police Service has published a video with advice and tips on how to spot vishing scams. 

Phishing emails 

Phishing emails try to trick you or your employees into ‘doing the wrong thing’, such as clicking a dodgy link and downloading malware. The Police Digital Security Centre has published an interactive checklist to help you spot phishing emails and keep your business secure. 

MPS Cyber Crime Unit

The Police Digital Security Centre has also put together an overview of the support and training opportunities available from the Metropolitan Police Service Cyber Crime Unit. 

Browse our library of support for more tips and advice to help you work safely during COVID-19. We cover a range of topics to help you identify and prevent common online threats.

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